This compendium of modern garden writers looks at gardeners (like David Austin and Graham Stuart Thomas) as they reflect on their own gardening experiences.
Lovely rose illustrations, but a bit dry.
This coffee table book (or, in my house, a guest powder room book) blends art prints of flowers with poetry or a novel excerpt about the flower. Copies of these pages would also make lovely art for garden-themed decor.
Down in a meadow fresh and gay,
Picking lillies all the day;
Picking lillies both red and blue,
I little thought what love could do.
Where love is planted there it grows,
It buds and blossoms like any rose,
It has so sweet and a pleasant smell,
No flowers on earth can it excel.
I picked up this little book on Amazon a few years ago to fill up my “$25 to free shipping”, and I don’t think I’ve ever found a cookbook as helpful as this in making desserts. Yes, I have the Martha Stewart tome Pies & Tarts, but that is too clinical for what should be the simple, pioneering joy of pie making. Along with traditioaln and modern-twists on the varieties of pie, Swell offers vintage advertisements and lore on the quintessentially feminine art of pie.